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Country  India
District  Surat
State  Gujarat
Time zone  Indian Standard Time (UTC+5.30)

Malwan (also spelled Malvan) is a small Indus Valley Civilisation site, located at Surat District, Gujarat, India. This site is, sometimes, considered as one of the southernmost limits of Indus Valley Civilisation, the other one being Daimabad which is located further south.


Map of Malvan, Maharashtra 416606


Period I – Late Harappan and Post Harappan

Period II – Historical pits and temporary occupation.


F.R.Allchin and J.P.Joshi (of Archaeological Survey of India) discovered this site during 1967. However, by that time, the site was damaged and major portion of the ancient habitation was already lost.

Excavation was undertaken during 1967–68 by ASI and later during 1970 by J.P.Joshi of ASI, his colleagues and Cyrus Guzder of University of Cambridge were involved.


Number of copper and bronze objects and important findings being a bangle and small rod. Animal findings include sheep, goat, cattle, dog, horse, hog, pig, barasinga and fish. Terracotta humped bulls, circular or bun shaped terracotta cakes, carnelian beads were also found. Jars, bowls, meniature jars with plain bands, hanging interlaced loops both on body and neck were found.


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